Design by Diversity Day 2023 : Norma Merrick Sklarek
PHOTO: Photographs by John Dlugolecki

About Design by Diversity

Design by Diversity (DxD) is a committee under the ACLA umbrella that focuses on raising public awareness regarding the role of architectural design and creating outreach programs within student communities to develop a more diverse talent pipeline. Every year the DxD committee aims to highlight a renowned architecture figure in the Southern California region and hold a Block Party in their honor.


Day Student Competition

DxD: Norma Merrick Sklarek Day celebrates inclusivity in design-related professions! This free Block Party event hosted on March 25th, 2023 will host a student competition of an essay and graphic design work. This competition will showcase the intellectual and design talents of students ages 6-18, and will award prizes to the top submissions selected through a jury for essays and a public voting on the graphic work on the day of the event.

Submissions Open: Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Competition Deadline: Friday, March 10th, 2023

Winners Announced: Saturday, March 25th, 2023 at the DxD Day Block Party

Read the Submission Here

Events to Look Forward To

Student Competition

Event Schedule

Presenting Sponsor

Community Partner




Diversity Supporter

Asian American Architects and Engineers



Natalie Groce & Robert Jackman

Architecture for Communities Los Angeles
4450 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016